Comfort Maximized – From New Plants to Furnace Service12/11/2015 With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any sunshine, it can be difficult to always feel like your home is a cozy place to be. That goes far beyond completing annual furnace service too, because there are numerous things you can do to help make your home feel comfy even when your furnace is operating at its peak. Here are four that we find particularly helpful here in East Hanover: Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, could mean a lot of air is leaving your home. It goes without saying that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is making its way outside too. There are various options that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty easy fixes for homeowners to handle themselves. Swap your furnace filter. This is one of the most crucial things you can do to not only improve your furnace’s efficiency, but also to help save you on your energy costs. Plus, you don’t need to have your furnace service technician to do it, you can take care of it yourself. It’s typically recommended to switch your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its performance, but some may last even longer. Get plants. Indoor plants can leave you with a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they could likely better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a host of contaminants that are emitted from a variety of common household cleaners, paints and other products. Furnace service. This should be something that you’re already handling, but it never hurts to receive a reminder. Having furnace service done annually helps you be sure that your furnace is in working-order, and if there’s a need for repairs, those can be addressed so your comfort isn’t conceded. It doesn’t have to feel hard to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 973-884-0065 or arrange an appointment online to learn more about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.